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The Iconoclast

Friday, 06 June 2008
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On my way to the south of France, I stopped overnight in Calais, and the next morning read the local newspaper, La Voix du Nord, at breakfast. At a court in nearby Lille, the paper said, a judge had annulled the marriage of two people who remained anonymous, but whom La Voix called Karima and Youssef ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 3:45 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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I am waiting to see when, where, how, in what column by what columnist, in what report by what reporter, in what editorial by what member of what editorial board, the Treaty of Al-Hudaibiyya, will first be mentioned or discussed.   For these reporters, these columnists, these writers of scolding ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 12:23 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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You could be sitting now in a carrelTurning some liver-spotted page,Or rising in an elevator-cageToward Ladies' Apparel. You could be planting a raucous bedOf salvia, in rubber gloves,Or lunching through a screed of someone's lovesWith pitying head. Or making some unhappy setterHeel, or listening ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 10:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3j2XI9ZSx8&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 10:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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Also activity inside Pakistan. From The Telegraph Pakistan authorities claim to have foiled a possible terror plot after seizing two vehicles carrying up to 2,200 pounds of explosives near the capital Islamabad. Senior police officer Rao Mohammed Iqbal told reporters that several suspects were arrested ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 9:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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From Dawn Pakistan, Hat tip Alan MADRID, June 5: A judge in Spain on Thursday filed terrorism charges against nine Pakistanis and two Indians suspected of planning suicide attacks in Barcelona and elsewhere in Europe, judicial sources said. Ten were arrested in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, in January ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 9:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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"It's safe to say there weren't any prisoners who could be definitely connected to hard-core terrorism"    --- James "Yousef" Yee, Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo charged with espionage, who will be delegate for Barack Obama at the Democratic convention From a news article ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 8:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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From the BBC: Britain's oldest man, thought to be one of three surviving UK World War I veterans, is celebrating reaching his 112th birthday. Henry Allingham, who was born in London on 6 June 1896, is also the last surviving original member of the Royal Air Force - formed 90 years ago. Mr Allingham, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 7:51 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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Time is running out for the Bush administration and the chances that we will have an Obama administration coming in are, in my opinion, high. If we don't strike Iran's nuclear project soon, they will have at least four years to complete their manufacture of a nuclear bomb unmolested by President ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 7:34 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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Investors Business Daily has an editorial on James "Yousef" Yee, Obama delegate and espionage suspect.  Election 2008: It's fitting that an ex-Muslim chaplain who once insisted there weren't any terrorists at Gitmo is a delegate for Barack Obama, who's itching to shut down Gitmo. James ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 7:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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So argues Yvonne Raley in Scientific American: A doctor tells her patient to lose weight, and the patient thinks: “If my doctor really believed that, she wouldn’t be so fat.” A movie aficionado pans the latest Tom Cruise flick because Cruise is a Scientologist. A home­owner ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 5:19 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 06 June 2008
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Better a lazy leader than a meddling one. And it's natural. From The Telegraph: Scientists at Swansea University have discovered that a mouth swab can be used to determine a genetic predilection towards lie-ins. Teenagers who lie in bed until noon could be tested to determine whether their behaviour ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2008 5:04 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CD1Ylvehb5o&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 10:06 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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Here is a preview of the full text of the four dispatches by Robert Kennedy from Palestine in May 1948, published in the Boston Post in June 1948. Robert Kennedy's 1948 Reports from Palestine Lenny Ben-David In April 1948, one month before Israel declared independence, Robert Kennedy, then ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 9:27 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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The operation has started to defuse and contain the largest World War II UXB found in 30 years in the River Lea in East London tonight. The Army bomb disposal squad is expected to work through the night again to minimise disruption to commuter trains on the District Line. The best report is, as one ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 4:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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At his arraignment today, upon being advised by the military court of the possibility that he could be executed if convicted, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the jihadist savage who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3000 Americans, explained that this was fine by him because he would like to be ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 3:55 PM by Andy McCarthy
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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Congressional Quarterly provides this excerpt from Obama's AIPAC speech: We knew, in 2002, that Iran supported terrorism. We knew Iran had an illicit nuclear program. We knew Iran posed a grave threat to Israel. But instead of pursuing a strategy to address this threat, we ignored it and instead ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 3:26 PM by Andy McCarthy
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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MEMRI: The Islamic Party of Turkestan" is a jihadist group operating in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan or Uyghuristan), a region in northwestern China inhabited mostly by Muslims. The following are excerpts from the platform document: "We are a group ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 3:07 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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Obama said things that his AIPAC audience either did not notice, or chose not to notice, or kept their fleeting worries to themselves, perhaps not even mentioning them later on to others who had so enthusiastically greeted the speech. After all, they want, do they not, so desperately to believe that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 2:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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Posted on 06/05/2008 2:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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ABCNews: The US military has awarded an $80 million contract to a prominent Saudi financier who has been indicted by the US Justice Department. The contract to supply jet fuel to American bases in Afghanistan was awarded to the Attock Refinery Ltd, a Pakistani-based refinery owned by Gaith Pharaon. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 1:09 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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As Hugh argues below as he has many times in the past, neither military tribunals, nor regular criminal courts, are not going to be able to dispense justice in terror cases. This proceeding is already turning into a circus. We need special terrorism courts. AP: GUANTANAMO BAY ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 12:43 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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In 2007, after a terrorism trial similar to the one described by Rebecca Bynum here, and a similar miscarriage of justice, I wrote about the need for special courts, with specially-trained judges. For juries present a special problem. All Muslims, and all suspected Muslim sympathizers, would ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 10:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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From Aftenposten Terrorist organization al-Qaida, which has claimed responsibility for Monday’s bombing of the Danish Embassy in Pakistan, now is making threats against Norway as well. Al-Qaida's leader in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, reported in a written bulletin Thursday that it carried ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 9:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 05 June 2008
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When a Guardian columnist writes "but", he generally follows it by defending the indefensible. It would be better if he stopped at "but", because we all know what is coming next. But while many sentences start with but - this one for instance - not many end with it. Off the top of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2008 8:38 AM by Mary Jackson
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